Lean behavior vs complex process

leanwrench

How would I know?

I have spent in excess of 30,000 hours developing and maintaining programs of all shapes and sizes. The largest being a Java program with more than 5 million lines of code. I know it was mostly code because of the refusal by most to create any comments at all. This code used a database with something like 1000 tables that over time became an mish mash of duplicate fields with different names inherited from at least 3 generations of a what started as a single program that also integrated with at least 3 others, and took a 2 year trip around the world to India. The smallest program is perhaps a subversion hook written in Perl. The first was a few lines of basic nearly 30 years ago on the trusty Commodore 64.

After a while one becomes a little bemused by the whole situation. Does it…

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